Mason onAir

GMU onAir's mission is to improve communication between governmental organizations, elected officials, and candidate's for office and the people  they represent... with a special emphasis on how to best use the latest internet and media technologies.

GMU onAir is the founding university chapter of the non-profit, nonpartisan social enterprise Elections onAir.  Any George Mason University student, faculty, staff, and alum can be a member. Membership is free. Members can participate in numerous ways such as curating content in Hubs, moderating and producing Aircasts, developing new software and hardware, and interfacing with supporters.

Schar School of Policy & Government

The mission of the Schar School of Policy and Government is to advance the public good. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to become leaders and managers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Website:  schar.gmu.edu/

Email:  schar@gmu.edu
Phone
:  703-993-2280
Address:Founders Hall, Fifth Floor
3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201

Dean: Mark Rozell

 

Mark Rozell

Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy, George Mason University

Mark J. Rozell is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in U.S. government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections.

He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

Dean Rozell writes frequent op-ed columns in such publications as the Washington Post, Baltimore SunNew York Daily News, and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for print and broadcast media.

Terry McAuliffe

Visiting Professor:  Schar School of Public Policy and Government
Former Governor:  State of Virginia, 2014-2018

Terry McAuliffe (born February 9, 1957) is an American politician and former entrepreneur who served as the 72nd Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, and was chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.

Steve Pearlstein

Robinson Professor: Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist: Washington Post

Areas of Specialty: Economic principles, political economy, economic policy, morality of modern capitalism.

Steven Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business and economics columnist for the Washington Post, joined the Mason faculty as Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs in the fall of 2011.  At Mason, he has focused on teaching economic principles to non-economic majors and helping to launch the interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy and Economics concentration for majors in those departments. He also offers seminars on narrative journalism, politics, and wealth and poverty in the Honors College.

Tom Davis

Rector: Board of Visitors, George Mason University
Former US Congressman: Virginia US House District 11

Tom Davis is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Virginia's 11th congressional district in Northern Virginia. Davis was considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by five-term incumbent and fellow Republican John Warner in the 2008 election, but decided against it. He announced on January 30, 2008, that he would not seek reelection to an eighth term

He is currently a director of federal government affairs at Deloitte and the rector (head of the Board of Visitors) of George Mason University and a trustee of its Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko's research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Mason Cable Network

Mason Cable Network, also known as MCN, is the student operated television network airing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to approximately 6,000 residents on the Fairfax Campus.

MCN has been serving the George Mason Community since the fall of 1997 and has thrived on the network’s signature motto “your face, your voice.”

Here at Mason Cable Network, we have built a training ground for any student who hopes to gain hands-on experience or further their career in television or film.

Starting in 2012, our broadcast switched over to high definition to increase the quality of our content.

Fall 2012 was the first semester that Mason Cable Network has had the ability to produce and distribute live content through the network and online websites through live streaming.  In the  years since, MCN has broadcasted several University events including Mason Madness, and the International Week Dance Competition.  We expanded our live content with a  weekly news show,  and through a partnership with Mason Athletics, broadcast the majority of  the Athletics home games including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball.

As we move forward, we strive to bring the Mason Nation programming that is geared to the community, whether that be news, sports, or entertainment.

No matter the occasion, no matter the program, Mason Cable Network is 24/7 programming for Patriots by Patriots. Come and visit us in the Office of Student Media in the HUB.

Angelique Arintok

Senior: Majoring in Communication, Media Production & Criticism and minor in Political Communication, George Mason University
General ManagerMason Cable Network

As a freshman with Mason Cable Network, I served as the Assistant Production Manager and was promoted to Production Manager just one year later. As the General Manager of Mason Cable Network, I  hope to sustain the network’s growth, and bring new student concepts to the table. She enjoys the creativity and integrity behind multimedia journalism, and is furthermore interested with the discipline’s connection to political communication. Angelique aspires a career as a news reporter/Multi-Media Journalist.

Sonia Bahou

Sophomore: Major in Communication and Journalism at George Mason University
Production ManagerMason Cable Network

Freshman year, Sonia spent most of her time volunteering every Tuesday as a daily update reporter with Mason Cable News. She was also a scriptwriter for the live weekly broadcasts. After a year of involvement in the Office of Student Media, she is currently fulfilling the role as Production Manager of the network. She enjoys working with a team to establish quality media content for her peers. In the future, she aspires to be a news anchor for a TV news station in the DC area.

Cruz Sanchez

Sophomore: Major in Communication, Media Production & Criticism at George Mason University
Assistant Production Manager:  Mason Cable Network

I started down the media path when I first discovered short films on YouTube. Shortly after, I joined Bishop Kelley’s television network where I learned the ins and outs of live stream production. While at Kelley, I worked with several other students to film musicals, concerts, and other events. On the side, I would make shorts with his friends that would ultimately lead to the founding of a production company. My future career goal is to produce television shows that showcase and promote the wonders of the world.

Abby Clark

Freshman: Major in Film Studies at George Mason University
Senior Film Editor: Mason Cable Network

Led a team to participate  in the 2018 Richmond 48 Hour Film Project. During my senior year of high school. I won a grant to write, direct, and edit a 20 minute short film, “eighteen,” which she submitted to film festivals around Virginia.

I am very excited to join the Mason Cable Network crew and to work with a team of creative and hardworking people. In the future, I would like to edit and produce feature films.

Rodrigo Vasquez

Senior: Major in Film and minor in Theater at George Mason University.

Almanac of Virginia Politics

The Virginia Almanac project at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government provides an informative record of legislative sources, key decision-makers, and the legislative process.

Website: virginiaalmanac.gmu.edu

Contact: Matthew Sardone, Managing Editor at msardon2@gmu.edu

The new online edition outlines the basic framework of Virginia politics by providing the raw data for analyzing the record of members of the General Assembly. As a historical tool the Almanac is useful to lobbyists, libraries, civic activists, and researchers. This easily accessible source is an indispensable tool for those who want to know the who, what, when, and how of Virginia politics.

 

Kim Jaramillo

Senior:  major in Government and International Politics and minor in Data Analysis, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government
Hub Coordinator: Elections onAir

My internship with the Virginia Elections Hub is to progress my interest in public participation and policy and to contribute to the research and curation of reports.

I am highly organized, detail-oriented, personable, and responsible. I have acquired skills in group facilitation, time management, logical thinking and conflict resolution. I am adaptable, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn more from my peers. 

Through my hands-on experiences, I am proficient at maintaining and promoting customer service by greeting and serving visitors and guests in a courteous and efficient manner, both in person and on the phone. I have also developed a friendly, outgoing, and guest service demeanor through my experiences in sales.

Location: Fairfax City, VA
Emailkimjaramillo6@gmail.com

Nick Soteriou

Senior: Government and International Politics major with a double minor of International and Comparative Politics, and Sociology
Treasurer: Schar Undergraduate Student Organization (SUSO)
OnAir Chapter Coordinator and Curator: Virginia Elections Hub

As far back as I can remember I have always been interested in government at all levels, from the local level to the federal level. So much so that I have considered a career in field of government since childhood. In addition to this, over the past couple of years I have become increasingly interested in the role of elections and electoral policy, and how it shapes the government of the United States. As such, I believe that I have the necessary background knowledge and drive to actively participate in this internship, and both contribute to and get as much out of it as possible.

Emailnsoterio@masonlive.gmu.edu
Location:  Springfield, VA

State Delegate - Vivian E. Watts
State Senator - George L. Barker
US Congress - Don Beyer

Sarah Beavers

Senior: Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Aircasting Coordinator: Virginia Elections Hub

Teddy Porter

Senior: George Mason University majoring in Government and International Politics, minoring in International Security and Chinese
Curator: Virginia Elections Hub, 10th Congressional District

I have always been interested in the domestic politics especially the upcoming midterm elections. I believe that the right to vote is the most important form of expression as a citizen to this country. Through working Election OnAir I hope to broaden my knowledge on my states politics.

Email: teddy@onair.cc
Location: Springfield, VA

Grace D’Amico

Content Coordinator:  Virginia Elections Hub and Elections onAir

Email: grace@onair.cc

I am responsible for overseeing the content in the posts on candidates and their districts. For the next month or so, I will be curating the content for Districts 1, 8, 10, and 11. I will also be starting profile posts on Virginia state senators and delegates.

Center for Regional Analysis

The Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) mission is to provide research and technical assistance to local government and businesses, primarily located in the Washington DC Metro region. These efforts focus on economic, demographic, transportation, housing and fiscal issues.

The Center, on the basis of earlier work on technology in the region for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, undertook the development of a technology database for the National Capital region under contract to the Greater Washington Board of Trade in the summer of 1994. This project for the first time provides an objectively defined estimate of the scale of the technology sector in the Washington DC region. The study demonstrated that technology accounts for a major proportion of the region’s economy and is focused on advanced technology services such as systems integration, information technology, telecommunication and biotechnology.

Terry Clower

Northern Virginia Chair and University Professor
Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia

Areas of Research include: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, and Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is an interdisciplinary hub in the School of Business that supports innovators and changemakers from all Mason schools and programs.

From innovative courses and clubs to makerspaces and competitions, CIE offers participants opportunities to explore and learn about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, experiment with concepts and tools, and startup a venture or initiative.

Website:   business.gmu.edu/innovation
Social Media:   Twitter  Startup Mason on Facebook

Sara Deriso

Junior: Major in Government and International Politics, Schar School of Policy and Government, Minor in Political Communication, George Mason University

President: GMU Student Power

Secretary: Transparent GMU

Schar Undergraduate Student Organization

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SUSO

Schar webpage: 
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